St. Francis of Assisi Council #12480

Links of Interest

Hike For Life

Hike For Life - Knights of Columbus raises funds for Pro-Life Clinics throughout Texas.

Committee of 1000

The Committee of One Thousand is a project of The Dallas Diocesan Chapter, a representative group of all Knights of Columbus councils in the Dallas Diocese.

Membership contributions are periodically presented on behalf of the Committee members to the Office of Vocations of the Dallas Diocese. These contributions are used as a discretionary fund by the Director of Vocations to provide financial assistance to seminarians. Various uses in the past have included books, tuition, emergency trips home, required physicals, and Christmas spending money. The Committee accepts annual $10.00 contributions from individual Knights as well as their spouses, associates, and friends, whether or not in the Dallas Diocese. The only common denominator they have is their desire to support seminarians. Many Committee members are multiple donors throughout the year.

Several Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies have budgeted annual contributions to the Committee. The symbolic "praying hands" pin identifies members of the Committee.

Join the Committee of One Thousand "in support of vocations"!

Checks may be made payable to the "DDC Knights of Columbus" and given to the council District Deputy at each Council meeting. The D.D. will present the pin to you immediately.

Further information may be obtained from the DDC Committee Chairman Joe Picard by email at joseph.picard@verizon.net.

Knights of Columbus Special License Plate

A major share of the special license plate fee goes to the Texas Education Agency State Council Charities account to make grants to carry out purposes of the organization, such as helping the poor and sick, and hungry and homeless children.

Faith In Action - Knights of Columbus Service Programs

Select / click on each Service Program area - Faith, Family, Community and Life to get a description of the suggested activities. 

Select Resources for each Program area to obtain supporting guides, requirements, booklets, posters, scripts, forms that are available to support each recommended program activity.  

 

New Member On-line Charity, Unity Fraternity Exemplification / Ceremony

The on-line exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity is available via the link below.  It is available in English & Spanish versions. 

https://www.kofc.org/en/for-members/resources/ceremonials.html?1tab=1tab1

Council #12480 would complete the regular admission process first.  Brief interview is completed, Form 100 is filled out, read in and voted on in a meeting.  In-Person or On-Line Exemplification / Ceremony is completed.  

Be sure to note 12480 for Council when prompted on the on-line form.

In-Person CUFs are also scheduled in the area on a regular basis in English and Spanish.  Check the Degree tab on the top of our Council website to check ceremony schedules. 

Welcome Aboard New Members! 

Click Here for On-Line CUF Exemplification / Ceremony

KofC Leadership Resources

Fraternal Planner, Leadership Resources/Guide, Officer Roles/Responsibilities, Guidelines for Meetings, Faith In Action Programs Guidebook

Council #12480 - Payment Center - Pay Dues or Donate to Charity

You can now pay your council dues online!  

Your annual dues are important for the Council to be able to do all that is does for the Community, and for our Church.  Please do pay as soon as you can and stay current. 

 

Click to PAY DUES

 

Our Financial Secretary will provide invoices in the mail for those who wish to pay via check.  The Financial Secretary will send your updated Council Membership Card once your dues are paid. 

Thanks again for all that you do as Knights!   We're looking forward to another great year!

All Dues should be paid no later than February 15th.

Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary & Women of St. Francis Scholarships

Dear Graduating Seniors,

We are excited to invite you to apply for one of our scholarships offered from three of our parish organizations: the St. Francis Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary and Women of St. Francis. We are very excited to open the invitation to ALL high school senior students to apply for scholarships!

It is our hope that the scholarship will alleviate some financial burden so that students can continue their spiritual growth in college. The Knights of Columbus will be awarding two (2) $1,000 General Scholarships and one (1) $1,000 Scholarship for a Columbian Squire. The Ladies Auxiliary will be awarding two (2) $1,000 General Scholarships and one (1) $1,000 Scholarship for a Squire Rose. The Knights' scholarships will be for eligible high school senior boys and the Ladies' scholarships will be for eligible high school senior girls.

The Women of St. Francis will be awarding three (3) $1,000 General Scholarships. Trade and technical school applicants are also eligible for their scholarships.

Applications are available in the church office and on https://kofcscholarship.org

 

Applications may be returned to the church office or mailed to the following address:

Knights of Columbus OR Ladies Auxiliary OR Women of St. Francis Scholarship
(please specify for which you are applying)
c/o Knights of Columbus #12480
PO Box 1920
Frisco, TX 75034

Please see this link for more information & details on the process:  http://kofcscholarship.org/


TIMELINE

  • January 1st - Applications available ONLINE
  • March 1st - Application available online and at church office
  • April 1st - Application deadline (ALL applications must be postmarked April 1, 2024)
  • May - Winners announced at 7:00pm Graduation Mass & Reception (exact time TBD)


We are excited and proud to offer these recognition scholarships and are proud of all our graduating seniors!
God Bless,
Jeremy Lunn
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Chair

Diana Elwell
Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Chair

KofC Officer Roles & Responsibilities Overview

You'll find some overview information on the roles and responsibilities for Officers above. 

Click the link below to open the document.

Click here for information on Officer Roles

KofC Dallas District Meeting Presentation 1/21/23

The DDC held their midyear meeting on 1/21/23.   The meeting was well attended by Councils in the Diocese.  We had 106 attend in person and another 40 tuned in via Zoom.  

Our State Deputy, Terry Fruge was also in attendance to support the Diocese.

We'd like all Councils to review the presentation, our State and Diocese goals, information on Programs, solutions available from our Insurance Agents, new Faith iniatives, and results to date. 

We are doing well!  Keep up the great work and let's finish the Fraternal year strong! 

Frisco Threads - Community Program

The Knights of Columbus Council #12480 donated 24 winter coats to Frisco Threads as part of our KofC Coats for Kids Program on 11/14/22. 

Frisco Threads collects donated clothes and items to help Frisco area students in need.   Please open the link for more details on the program, to donate items or cash, and for more opportunities to volunteer. 

Let's do what we can to help our community! 

CASA - Community Program - Court Appointed Special Advocates - McKinney

The Knights of Columbus Council #12480 donates winter coats to the CASA Program each year as part of our Coats for Kids Community Program. 

CASA of Collin County has provided unduplicated court-appointed advocacy for children removed from their homes and placed into the child welfare system due to abuse and neglect.

Click on the link to see more details on their program, information on how to donate or volunteer to further assist the program. 

A message from Bishop Burns

A message from Bishop Burns about the Knights of Columbus to all men in the Dallas Diocese.

 

Join KofC Council #12480 today!

Knights of Columbus Dallas Diocese Chapter

There are 63 KofC Councils that are part of the Dallas Diocese Chapter.

There are 16 Districts within the Diocese and each is assigned a District Deputy.

Council #12480 in Frisco is part of District 111. 
District 111 also has Councils 6065 - St. Mark’s in Plano, 7850 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and 13044 Our Lady of Angels in Allen.

Texas State Council

Select the Star Guide tab on the top of the State Council page and go to Star Council Awards and drop down Programs area information for guidance on current Fraternal year Star Council Award Requirements, and recommended Program activities and resources to help councils and committee chairs reach their goals. 

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 3004

Council #12480 Members are eligible to become 4th Degree Members and join the local #3004 Assembly in Allen, TX.

Interested in becoming a 4th Degree Knight?   Please ask for a Form 4 and register as soon as possible if you are interested in becoming a member of the Patriotic arm of the Knights. All 3rd Degree Council members are eligible to become 4th Degree members. Contact District Master Ken Franch (kfranchkc@gmail.com), SK John Bannerman (jtjsbanner@gmail.com) or Assembly 3004 Faithfull Navigator SK Troy A Scheffman (troyscheffman@icloud.com) for more information.

 

BJPL 3rd TX District

3rd Texas District - Patriotic Degree.  Area-wide District comprised of 4th Degree Assemblies in North Texas.

The site is a good resource for looking up anything 4th Degree related. 

Form 4s can be found on this site for download if a Knight is interested in joining an Assembly within the District. 

 

Life - Ace Wings

The Texas State Council - Culture of Life Program offers ACE Wings to those Knights who participate in 5 public Pro Life events in a Fraternal year. 

ACE - Stands for Pro-life without Apology, without Compromise, and without Exception.

Open this page for additional details on how to earn your ACE Wings.

 

Knights of Columbus Wheelchair Program - Order Form

The Knights have helped sponsor the delivery of tens of thousands of wheelchairs worldwide!  The Knights purchase wheelchairs in bulk and are able to obtain discounts for quality wheelchairs available in various sizes in partnership with the American Wheelchair Mission. 

A $150 donation will deliver a brand-new wheelchair to a child, teen, or adult in need of Hope, Mobility, Freedom, and Independence.  It is estimated that 1 wheelchair providing mobility to a person impacts 10 people in a positive way, including caregivers.

Wheelchairs can be ordered for local Texas delivery and use if needed.   Please specify that on the form if required. Please Note Council #12480 on the form.   Other orders not noted for local use will be delivered wherever the needs exist worldwide.  Knights deliver those as part of Global Wheelchair Mission work.

Please contact Bill Weber - The Texas State Wheelchair Program Chairman (located in Plano) with any questions or for assistance in getting wheelchairs delivered locally.  (214) 405-8023 or yankeesweb@tx.rr.com

Click on the link below to download the KofC Wheelchair Donation Form.

KofC Wheelchair Program Donation Form

Supreme – Praesidium Safe Environment Training

Praesidium Safe Environment Training for GK, Program Director, Family, Community, Squires Leaders/Counselors – (Required every 2 years in addition to Council/Diocese Safe Environment Training)

This must be done IN ADDITION to yearly Council/Diocese Safe Environment Training.

 

Knights of Columbus Rugged Rosary Collection

Rugged Rosaries is an official supplier for the Knights of Columbus Combat Rosaries and Paracord Rosary Collection. You will love these strong durable KofC rosaries handmade in our studios in Texas.  We supply rosaries that will enhance your faith and your prayer life and your devotion to Our Lady.